Published on April 19th, 2015 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


The Apollo Presents A Special Concert With Jamie Foxx In Celebration of his New Album – May 21st

The Apollo Theater announced today that Oscar and Grammy award-winning artist Jamie Foxx will grace its legendary stage for an epic one-night-only concert on Thursday, May 21st at 8pm. Foxx’s Apollo concert will coincide with the May 19th release of his first studio album release in five years, Hollywood on RCA Records and will be only one of two concert engagements in the U.S. in celebration of the new release.

In addition to being one of Hollywood’s elite actors and top comedians, Jamie Foxx has also established a solid career in music, producing three chart-topping albums including Unpredictable (2005), Intuition (2008), and Best Night of My Life (2010). The multi -talented singer songwriter, actor and musician recently released his first single from XXX titled “You Changed Me” featuring Chris Brown. “You Changed Me.” Pre-orders for Hollywood begin May 4th.

The Apollo concert will mark the first time the multi-talented Foxx will headline the iconic Theater. However, the Grammy Award–winning musician is no stranger to the Apollo and performed at the beginning of his career as a fledgling comedian on Showtime at the Apollo. Over the past few years, he has also hosted fundraising events for the nonprofit – the Apollo Spring Gala and the Apollo in the Hamptons- and was one of the Executive Producers for the BET show “Apollo Live.”

“Jamie has been part of the Apollo family for many years. It is always thrilling when one of the many artists who performed at the Apollo at the beginning of their development returns at important moments in their careers,” said Jonelle Procope, President & CEO of the Apollo Theater. “We are so happy to be able to be part of the celebration for the release of his new album. It is going to be a fun night!”

Ticket Information

Tickets go on sale to the general public today (Friday, April 17th) at 12pm EST. Apollo A-List can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, April 16th at 10am.

Tickets are $76 and are available at the Apollo Theater Box Office:

(212) 531-5305, 253 West 125th Street. Ticketmaster at 1-800- 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Box Office Hours:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri – 10:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesday – 10:00am – 8:30pm

Saturday – 12:00pm – 6:00pm

About the Apollo Theater

The legendary Apollo Theater— the soul of American culture—plays a vital role in cultivating emerging talents and launching legends. Since its founding, the Apollo has served as a center of innovation, and a creative catalyst for Harlem, the city of New York, and the world.

With music at its core, the Apollo’s programming extends to dance, theater, performance art, spoken word initiatives, and more. Recent highlights include James Brown: Get on the Good Foot, which began an international tour in 2015, the annual Africa Now! Festival, and Apollo Club Harlem. Upcoming presentations in the 2014/2015 season include Harlem Nights/U Street Lights, an exploration of the evolving jazz scenes in Harlem and D.C. curated by Jason Moran, and the Women of the World Festival.

Since introducing the first Amateur Night contests in 1934, the Apollo Theater has served as a testing ground for new artists working across a variety of art forms, and has ushered in the emergence of many new musical genres – including jazz, swing, bebop, R&B, gospel, blues, soul, and hip hop. Among the countless legendary performers who launched their careers at the Apollo are Lauryn Hill, Machine Gun Kelly, Miri Ben Ari, D’Angelo, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Gladys Knight, Luther Vandross, and Stevie Wonder; and the Apollo’s forward-looking artistic vision continues to build on this legacy.

The Apollo Theater is a not-for-profit organization and currently in the midst of fundraising for its 21st Century Apollo Campaign, created to extend the institution’s role in fostering artistic innovation and in building appreciation of American culture around the world. For more information, visit www.apollotheater.org.

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